Department of Economics


The undergraduate program in economics at the University of Delaware produces well-rounded students with a broad, liberal arts education. It enables students to think critically about economic issues and participate in economic policy debates. It develops an understanding of businesses, markets, and financial organizations. It prepares students for careers in business and the public sector and establishes a foundation for graduate study in economics, business, and law.

Students can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in economics. This allows students to tailor the economics degree to their particular strengths, such as mathematics (B.S.) and/or foreign language (B.A.). We also offer a degree in economics education.

We offer a variety of enriched programs, including an Honors Degree, the Degree with Distinction, two concentrations, and Study Abroad. A minor in economics is a very popular option. We are very proud of the work of our undergraduate majors!

Upon graduation, about half of University of Delaware economics majors find employment in business or government, and the other half go on to graduate school. Some of the most frequently chosen employment areas include banking, sales, management and management training programs, insurance, real estate, financial analysis, and government. The most popular choices for graduate study are MBA programs, law school, and economics.


The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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